Geoffrey S. Berman

New York News: Bronx Man, JAMAL BRISSETT Charged With Murder

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced the unsealing of a federal … Continue reading New York News: Bronx Man, JAMAL BRISSETT Charged With Murder

New York News: Georgia Woman, KIM ANH VO Arrested For Conspiring To Provide Material Support To Isis

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the … Continue reading New York News: Georgia Woman, KIM ANH VO Arrested For Conspiring To Provide Material Support To Isis

New York News: HARBIR PARMAR, Driver Of Ridesharing Service Pleads Guilty In White Plains Federal Court To Kidnapping A Rider

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HARBIR PARMAR pled guilty in White Plains federal court to kidnapping and wire fraud. PARMAR was arrested on October 16, 2018, and pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. … Continue reading New York News: HARBIR PARMAR, Driver Of Ridesharing Service Pleads Guilty In White Plains Federal Court To Kidnapping A Rider

Connecticut News: Connecticut Medical Equipment Supplier Pays $467K to Settle Allegations under the False Claims Act

Connecticut – Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Med Tech, LLC, and its owner Thomas Macre, Sr., have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal and state governments and have agreed to pay more than $467,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state … Continue reading Connecticut News: Connecticut Medical Equipment Supplier Pays $467K to Settle Allegations under the False Claims Act

New York News: Former Uzbek Government Official And Uzbek Telecommunications Executive Charged In Bribery And Money Laundering Scheme Involving The Payment Of Nearly $1 Billion In Bribes

Largest Bribe Payment Ever Received by Individual Defendant in FCPA Case Russian Telecommunications Company Agreed to Pay More than $850 Million in Penalties, Including the Largest FCPA Criminal Penalty Ever Paid to the United States New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”), Brian A. … Continue reading New York News: Former Uzbek Government Official And Uzbek Telecommunications Executive Charged In Bribery And Money Laundering Scheme Involving The Payment Of Nearly $1 Billion In Bribes

New York News: Bronx Gang Member, CHRISTOPHER HOWARD Convicted Of Racketeering And Related Offenses, Including 2014 Shooting Of Three Individuals

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CHRISTOPHER HOWARD, a/k/a “Juju,” a member of a violent, Bronx-based street gang known as “Money, Bitches, Guns” (“MBG”), was convicted yesterday of racketeering conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon in aid of racketeering, and a firearms offense. HOWARD … Continue reading New York News: Bronx Gang Member, CHRISTOPHER HOWARD Convicted Of Racketeering And Related Offenses, Including 2014 Shooting Of Three Individuals

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Fraud Suit Against Three Painting Contractors For Lying About Disadvantaged Business Participation On Federal Projects

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Douglas Shoemaker, regional Special Agent-in-Charge of the United States Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (“USDOT-OIG”), Margaret Garnett, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (“DOI”), and Barry L. Kluger, Inspector General of the … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Files Fraud Suit Against Three Painting Contractors For Lying About Disadvantaged Business Participation On Federal Projects

New York News: Army Reservist, EMEKA NNAWUBA Charged With Participating In Bank Fraud And Money Laundering Scheme

Emeka Nnawuba Opened Bank Accounts with Fake Identities and Laundered Nearly $1,000,000 in Fraud Proceeds New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and David E. Beach, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the United States Secret Service (“USSS”), announced today that … Continue reading New York News: Army Reservist, EMEKA NNAWUBA Charged With Participating In Bank Fraud And Money Laundering Scheme

New York News: Fifth Bronx Man, MUFTAU ADAMU Pleads Guilty In Multimillion-Dollar Ghana-Based Fraud Scheme Involving Business Email Compromises And Romance Scams Targeting Elderly

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Jonathan D. Larsen, the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the … Continue reading New York News: Fifth Bronx Man, MUFTAU ADAMU Pleads Guilty In Multimillion-Dollar Ghana-Based Fraud Scheme Involving Business Email Compromises And Romance Scams Targeting Elderly

New York News: Postal Worker And Massachusetts Man Charged With Importing And Distributing Synthetic Cannabinoids

The Defendants Imported Large Quantities of Synthetic Cannabinoids from China and Supplied Retail Dealers throughout the United States New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), Ruth M. Mendonça, Acting Inspector-in-Charge of the … Continue reading New York News: Postal Worker And Massachusetts Man Charged With Importing And Distributing Synthetic Cannabinoids

New York News: PAUL DEAN, Former New York City Police Department Official Sentenced To 18 Months For Conspiring To Bribe Fellow Officers In Connection With Gun License Bribery Scheme

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that PAUL DEAN was sentenced to 18 months in prison by the U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos today in connection with a bribery scheme involving the approval of gun licenses by the New York City Police … Continue reading New York News: PAUL DEAN, Former New York City Police Department Official Sentenced To 18 Months For Conspiring To Bribe Fellow Officers In Connection With Gun License Bribery Scheme

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces New Agreement For Fundamental Reform At NYCHA

Administrative Agreement Requires NYCHA to Remedy Living Conditions under Supervision of a Federal Monitor and Obligates New York City to Provide $1.2 Billion in New Capital Funding over the Next Five Years as Well as Other Monies  New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”), … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces New Agreement For Fundamental Reform At NYCHA

New York News: Bronx Man, Lancelot Paul Lutchman Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

 New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that Lancelot Paul Lutchman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his possession of files containing sexually explicit images of a minor. Lutchman pled guilty on September 12, 2018, before U.S. District Judge Paul A. … Continue reading New York News: Bronx Man, Lancelot Paul Lutchman Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

New York News: Second Former Honduran Mayor Charged With Conspiring To Import Cocaine Into The United States And Related Firearms Offenses

Amilcar Alexander Ardon Soriano, former mayor of El Paraíso, Honduras, Charged with Crimes Relating to Large-Scale Drug Trafficking; Separate Charges Also Filed Against Mario Jose Calix Hernandez, an Alleged Co-Conspirator of Former Honduran Congressman J New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Christopher Tersigni, … Continue reading New York News: Second Former Honduran Mayor Charged With Conspiring To Import Cocaine Into The United States And Related Firearms Offenses

New York News: Former Harrison Police Chief, ANTHONY MARRACCINI Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

Evaded More than $782,000 in Federal Income Tax by Failing to Report More than $2.5 Million in Revenue from 2011 through 2016 New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Jonathan D. Larsen, the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office … Continue reading New York News: Former Harrison Police Chief, ANTHONY MARRACCINI Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

New York News: Three Members Of Trafficking Organization Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Racketeering, Sex Trafficking, And Narcotics Offenses

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced the unsealing today of an … Continue reading New York News: Three Members Of Trafficking Organization Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Racketeering, Sex Trafficking, And Narcotics Offenses

New York News: New Windsor Man, CLINT EDWARDS Charged With Threatening Federal Judge And Federal Prosecutor

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CLINT EDWARDS was charged yesterday in two counts with threatening a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York and threatening an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. … Continue reading New York News: New Windsor Man, CLINT EDWARDS Charged With Threatening Federal Judge And Federal Prosecutor

United States News: Statement Of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman On The Verdict In The Trial Of James Grant And Jeremy Reichberg On Corruption And Bribery Charges

United States – “As a unanimous jury found, Jeremy Reichberg orchestrated a years-long bribery scheme that led to tens of thousands of dollars in benefits being provided to a select group of NYPD officers to provide Reichberg with a private, paid police force. These illegal acts clearly undermine the mission of the NYPD and leave … Continue reading United States News: Statement Of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman On The Verdict In The Trial Of James Grant And Jeremy Reichberg On Corruption And Bribery Charges

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces The Appointment Of Criminal Division Chief

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced the appointment of Laura Grossfield Birger as Chief of the Office’s Criminal Division. Ms. Birger returns to the Office from the law firm of Cooley LLP, where she was a partner representing individuals and entities in … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces The Appointment Of Criminal Division Chief

New York News: Former Investment Bank Employee, WOOJAE JUNG Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading Scheme

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WOOJAE JUNG, a/k/a “Steve Jung,” pled guilty today to one of count of securities fraud relating to his scheme to buy stock based on material nonpublic information. JUNG’s plea was taken by U.S. Magistrate Judge Debra … Continue reading New York News: Former Investment Bank Employee, WOOJAE JUNG Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading Scheme

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Bank Secrecy Act Charges Against Kansas Broker Dealer

Charge to Be Deferred For Two Years Under an Agreement Requiring Central States Capital Market to Admit Its Conduct and Pay Penalty of $400,000 New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced criminal charges against Central States Capital Markets, LLC (“CSCM”), consisting of one felony … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Bank Secrecy Act Charges Against Kansas Broker Dealer

New York News: TODD KOZEL, Co-Founder And Former CEO Of Foreign Oil Company Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Fraud

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James D. Robnett, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), announced today the unsealing of a criminal complaint charging TODD KOZEL with wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, … Continue reading New York News: TODD KOZEL, Co-Founder And Former CEO Of Foreign Oil Company Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Fraud

New York News: Former New York Bank Branch Manager, MOSHE BENENFELD Pleads Guilty To Multimillion-Dollar Bank Fraud Scheme

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that MOSHE BENENFELD, a/k/a “Michael Benenfeld,” pleaded guilty to bank fraud in connection with hundreds of unauthorized transactions that BENENFELD conducted in bank customer accounts while employed by two different New York-area banks. BENENFELD’s bank fraud … Continue reading New York News: Former New York Bank Branch Manager, MOSHE BENENFELD Pleads Guilty To Multimillion-Dollar Bank Fraud Scheme

New York News: Bookkeeper, DARIN WEBB Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 2 Years In Prison For Embezzling Over $3.3 Million From Literary Agency And Its Clients

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that DARIN WEBB was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to two years in prison for defrauding Donadio & Olson, a Manhattan-based literary agency (the “Agency”), and its clients of over $3.3 million. WEBB provided bookkeeping services … Continue reading New York News: Bookkeeper, DARIN WEBB Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 2 Years In Prison For Embezzling Over $3.3 Million From Literary Agency And Its Clients

New York News: WEBSTER AV MANAGEMENT, U.S. Attorney Reaches Settlement With Bronx Developer To Increase Accessibility For People With Disabilities At Rental Complexes In Bronx And Orange Counties

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the United States has settled its federal Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) lawsuit against WEBSTER AV MANAGEMENT LLC (“WEBSTER”). Under the settlement, WEBSTER has agreed to make retrofits to the Riverdale Parc rental complex in the … Continue reading New York News: WEBSTER AV MANAGEMENT, U.S. Attorney Reaches Settlement With Bronx Developer To Increase Accessibility For People With Disabilities At Rental Complexes In Bronx And Orange Counties

New York News: DEA Agent Arrested For Participating In Decade-Long Narcotics Conspiracy And Providing Firearms To Drug Trafficking Organization

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector in Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), Ari C. Shapira, Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and … Continue reading New York News: DEA Agent Arrested For Participating In Decade-Long Narcotics Conspiracy And Providing Firearms To Drug Trafficking Organization

New York News: ROBERT GERARDI, Former Treasurer Of Putnam Engine & Hose Co. Of The Port Chester Volunteer Fire Department Pleads Guilty To Embezzling More Than $38,000

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, and George P. Beach II, Superintendent of the New York State … Continue reading New York News: ROBERT GERARDI, Former Treasurer Of Putnam Engine & Hose Co. Of The Port Chester Volunteer Fire Department Pleads Guilty To Embezzling More Than $38,000

New York News: Mt. Vernon Man, SAMIR SULLIVAN Charged With Four Armed Cab Carjackings

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the unsealing of a Complaint on Tuesday in White Plains federal court[1] charging SAMIR SULLIVAN, a/k/a “S,” with committing four armed carjackings of cabs in Mt. Vernon and the Bronx in the early morning hours of November 25 … Continue reading New York News: Mt. Vernon Man, SAMIR SULLIVAN Charged With Four Armed Cab Carjackings

New York News: FABIO BRETAS DE FREITAS, CEO Of Miami Investment Management Firm Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Fraud

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today the filing of a criminal complaint charging FABIO BRETAS DE FREITAS with commodities fraud, wire … Continue reading New York News: FABIO BRETAS DE FREITAS, CEO Of Miami Investment Management Firm Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Fraud

New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Distribution Of More Than $695 Million To Victims Of Madoff Ponzi Scheme

Payments Are the Third Distribution in a Series of Payments That Together Will Constitute the Largest Payment of Forfeited Funds in the History of the Department of Justice’s Victim Compensation Program New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of … Continue reading New York News: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Distribution Of More Than $695 Million To Victims Of Madoff Ponzi Scheme